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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,061 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #136

Oct 022014

Equinox

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Check engine light will not go off. Had engine check, it always smell like gass is leaking. When down to 60...70 miles to empty. When you open the gas tank there is air flowing or gas draining. When the noise stops, then you can pump the gas with out the gas pump stopping. The light and blinkers are constantly having to be replaced.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #135

Aug 292016

Equinox

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle had a strong fuel odor. The contact noticed fuel leaking from the rear passenger side of the vehicle and fumes entered through the ventilation system. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V419000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #134

Aug 282016

Equinox

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to start and had an abnormal odor. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was diagnosed that there was a puddle of fuel above the fuel tank and then evaporated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #133

Aug 232016

Equinox

  • 45 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought a used 2007equinox last year (May 2015) I kept smelling gas and it was getting worse, didn't know about the recall, took it to my mechanic which cost me $965 to replace. If this vehicle went through the recall and a fuel pump was replaced, should it have been leaking again after 4 years. It would hesitate on starting and driving and parking the gas fumes were so bad, I knew I had a leak somewhere, it was leaking in motion and when stationary, when I would park it and walk about the park, the gas fumes were the worst there, still could smell the gas in my car and outside by the drivers side and passenger side doors.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #132

Aug 272016

Equinox

  • miles
Fuel leaking from the return port on the fuel pump.

- Junction City, KS, USA

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problem #131

Aug 152016

Equinox

  • 136,800 miles
Fuel sensor level is reading erratic after I put gas in my vehicle. The check engine light comes on and the fuel gauge goes from full to empty back to full.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #130

Aug 192016

Equinox

  • 91,695 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When I have a passenger in the seat the airbag never comes on and the airbag light stays on and tells me it needs service. Also all my gauges are all out of wack not sure if it is a recall or not once I hit 100,000 miles all these things came about. Also there was a recall on the fuel system and at the time I did not have a problem as of yet, on 9/29/15 I then smelled the gas and called mk smith Chevrolet to see if there were any recalls on this and they told me no, so I did take it somewhere else to be fixed due to it being cheaper for me and got it fixed and paid $633.60. I have document for that. Now my key in the ignition does not come out and I hear a clicking noise by the ignition I'm not sure if that as well is a recall on the Equinox 2007. Please let me know if any of these problems are recalls on my vehicle. I just have read all these other complaints on the same issues on the Equinox 2007.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #129

Aug 082016

Equinox

  • 140,000 miles
Noticed the smell of gas coming from my car. Also trouble starting. Checked gas cap and was fine. Drove around the rest of the day still very strong gas smell and issues when starting the car. Got home and looked up info and see that there are several issues. But of course my vehicle is not on the recall list. There was an obvious problem but only certain vehicles were recalled now mine is having the same issue. Safely risk and not a cheap fix.

- Malvern, AR, USA

problem #128

Jul 202016

Equinox

  • miles
Fuel leak from the tank

- Rosedale, NY, USA

problem #127

May 272016

Equinox

  • 177,000 miles
I got this car from frederi K auto center in March. Ever since then I had problems. I told them I let them. Knkw about them and they always said nothing was wrong with it. The one time they were supoose to fix something they had the car for two days and rhey put tape all over the hoses ro stop the leaks. They also failed the md inspection considering my wires are melted together and my ignition doesnt work right which wouldnt have pass. Then they repo it when I wqsnt late on my payemnt because I said I want it fixed sinxe it was sols that way or I will file a compalint. Everything qas illegal thatbthey did.

- Mt Airy, MD, USA

problem #126

May 062016

Equinox

  • 62,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while stationary, the vehicle leaked fuel from the rear passenger wheel welds. The contact stated that the fuel odor entered the cabin of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000. The VIN was not available.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #125

Mar 072016

Equinox

  • 69,000 miles
While driving either on city or freeway the car started shaking, jerking, and vibrating really badly when applied pressure to the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not gain speed, instead it would slow down and it felt like gas was not going trough. The check engine light came on. Sometimes the key will not come out of the ignition and I have to turn the car back on then turn the wheel, but sometimes it takes more than this to get the key out from the ignition switch. I had vehicle towed to a Chevrolet dealership and they could not find anything wrong or could duplicate problem. When I picked up the car I had drive it 15 miles and the car started doing the same thing.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #124

Dec 052015

Equinox

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was parked, there was an abnormal fuel odor. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed fuel on the ground. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Walled Lake, MI, USA

problem #123

Jan 042016

Equinox

  • 100,000 miles
Car sputters and stalls sometimes while driving and sometimes when excelerating.can be driving down the street or getting onto the freeway.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #122

Nov 252015

Equinox

  • 101,000 miles
On November 17th the vehicle started to tell me that it was overheating and to turn A/C off. A/C was not even on because it was cold and the heat was blowing cold air. The vehicle then told me while I was trying to get to a safe location to pull over that the engine power was reduced and the vehicle stated to crawl along the road. When the vehicle was looked at where I pulled over there was minimal oil in the vehicle and it had blow coolant all over the driver side wheel well from what looked like the overflow tube. Oil was put in the vehicle so that I could drive it to a safe location. On November 18th I went to start the vehicle to go to work and without going any place but sitting in the driveway it started to tell me that the engine was overheating and to turn A/C off. The vehicle was towed. The dealership that I use worked on it and replaced the temp control and thermostat and did a complete oil change. In the few days after this work was done I could still hear the fan running while driving and once I parked it would run for a while. On November 25th I was driving and the vehicle stated to say engine overheating and to turn A/C off once again I had to travel a short distance to get a semi safe location to pull over since the engine power was reduced again and the vehicle crawled along. The heater was blowing cold air I could hear the fans running inside the vehicle as well. This was the second time I had to have the vehicle towed in a week. It is now November 30th and I still do not have my vehicle back because they are still "working" on it. I see a lot of 2006 Equinox's with the same issue not sure why this is not a recall because it is very inconvenient to not have a car and to miss work. I am sending pictures from the second time it was towed.

- Chalfont, PA, USA

problem #121

Jul 022015

Equinox

  • miles
While driving either on city or freeway the car started shaking, jerking, and vibrating really badly when applied pressure to the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not gain speed, instead it would slow down and it felt like gas was not going trough. It first started 3 months ago took it to for an oil change and the recommendation I received from service agent was to get fuel system cleaned and change the transmission fluids which cost me around $298. The same day it did the same thing while driving on the freeway, so I let it be for a while but it continues with the same problem and have contacted service agent but have no solution for me. The other issue it has is the key always gets stuck, and need to turn the car back on then turn the wheel, but sometimes it takes more than this to get the key out from the ignition switch.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #120

Jul 192015

Equinox

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that strong fuel fumes emitted around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump was cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V419000 (fuel system gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #119

Aug 172015

Equinox

  • 120,126 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. While parked, the contact noticed a fuel odor around the fuel tank. The failure recurred on one occasion. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump module was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 120,126.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #118

Jun 132015

Equinox

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that fuel was leaking from the fuel tank. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was experiencing the failure in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline), however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Libby, MT, USA

problem #117

Nov 162014

Equinox

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving approximately 35 mph, the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the electronic fuel pump failed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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